Update: Aid arriving in Zimbabwe for cyclone victims

Africa 03/20/19, 05:24

The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):12:25 p.m.More humanitarian aid is being pledged for the three southern African countries badly hit by a tropical cyclone that has killed hundreds of people.A family dig for their son who got buried in ...

Mozambique mourns, Zimbabwe buries dead from Cyclone Idai

Africa 03/20/19, 03:50

Zimbabwe is retrieving and burying bodies Wednesday as Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai.The death toll is rising in both countries, but the full number of those killed and damage done will only be known when torrential floodwaters recede. Persistent rains are forecast through ...

Zimbabwe’s president skips 1st rally since deadly unrest

Africa 02/02/19, 09:53

Zimbabwe's president has skipped his first political rally since last month's deadly military crackdown on protests so he could explain the unrest to fellow African leaders, a spokesman said Saturday.President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been under pressure amid reports of at least 12 people killed, hundreds wounded and some women ...

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

World 01/30/19, 14:06

A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor — as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.Evan Mawarire was freed after nightfall, one of more than ...

Zimbabwean music star Mtukudzi declared a national hero

Africa 01/24/19, 12:57

Zimbabwe's president on Thursday declared the late Oliver Mtukudzi, one Africa's most iconic musicians, a national hero — an award historically reserved only for the ruling party elite.President Emmerson Mnangagwa spoke as the country facing bitter political divisions united in grief after the singer's death on Wednesday at age 66. ...

Zimbabwe’s civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

World 01/23/19, 08:23

Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday that civil servants across the country will go on strike after salary negotiations failed.David Dzatsunga, secretary of the Civil Service Apex Council, said the strike will begin on Friday as the southern African nation's ...

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces ‘unacceptable’

Africa 01/22/19, 02:04

Zimbabwe's president calls violence by security forces "unacceptable" and says it will be investigated after a week of economic crisis and crackdown in which activists said a dozen people were killed.President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday called for a "national dialogue" among political parties. He spoke upon returning home after skipping ...

Zimbabwe returning to normal after week of turmoil, violence

Africa 01/21/19, 07:08

Zimbabwe's capital is returning to normal Monday, after a week of turmoil in which Zimbabweans protested dramatic fuel price hikes and government security forces launched a crackdown in which 12 people were killed, according to human rights groups.Most shops and businesses have reopened, although many people are stocking up on ...

Zimbabwe president to return home after deadly turmoil

Asia & Pacific 01/20/19, 12:58

Zimbabwe's president announced on Sunday he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen people have been killed in a government crackdown.President Emmerson Mnangagwa had been under growing pressure to come home from a two-week ...

Zimbabwe again forces ‘total internet shutdown’ amid unrest

Africa 01/18/19, 02:25

Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total internet shutdown," a media group says, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting dramatic fuel price increases.MISA-Zimbabwe shares a text message from the country's largest telecom company, Econet, calling the government order "beyond our reasonable control." The shutdown faces a court challenge ...

Update: Soldiers, hungry Zimbabweans in the streets

Africa 01/16/19, 07:09

The Latest on Zimbabwe protests (all times local):2:10 p.m.Armed police and soldiers are breaking up groups of more than five people in Zimbabwe's capital in a crackdown on protests over dramatic fuel price hikes.Desperation for food has forced some people to venture out in Harare on the third day of ...

Explains: Why Zimbabwe’s military supports Mnangagwa

World 01/14/19, 12:41

Zimbabwe's military deployed in several areas of the capital, Harare, Monday, to put down anti-government demonstrations against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.This is the second time that the military has been called in to put down protests since Mnangagwa came to power in late 2017. Both times the military opened fire ...

Zimbabwe president doubles price of gas as fuel crisis bites

Africa 01/13/19, 08:32

Zimbabwe's president has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to Russia and other countries in search of investment.In a press conference Saturday night, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the increase ...

End of content

No more pages to load